Tantrik scholar and practitioner Christopher Wallis joins me for some seriously well researched yoga geekery and also to give an exercise for when you’re taking a dump. We talk immanence vs transcendence, define “tantra” as a life affirming type of yoga and explain classical tantra (vs neotantra), energy, body image, empowerment, spiritual snobbery, spiritual bypassing, radical self acceptance, Sanskrit’s uses and misuses, Mark Singleton and yoga history, how to say “namaste”, Sanskrit cognates, the yoga sutra, kundalini yoga, spiritual insecurity, Kashmir Shaivism, how to “tantraise” a postural yoga practice and tips for yogis, our mutual friend Jim Tarren and we end with a simple yet profound meditation pointer. Deep, wise and fun.
91. Tantric Toiletry – with Christopher Wallis
Our Podcast Interviewers
Patricia is a Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Family Constellations Facilitator. She is a lead trainer of the Trauma Coaching certification and the Courage to Lead course for female facilitators.
Karin van Maanen
Karin is a yoga & meditation teacher and embodiment trainer with an MSc in Mindfulness Studies. She's co-author of Embodied Meditation and is lead trainer on the Embodied Meditation and Embodied Toolkit certifications.
Christina is an embodiment coach and somatic educator with an MSc in Social Sciences. She's co-lead trainer on the Certification of Embodiment Coaching and Courage to Lead courses. Christina combines her work as an Aikido blackbelt, dance and improvisation in guiding groups and individuals.